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ok i need to sell some lenses but im stuck...

 
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Feb 27, 2010 13:18 |  #1

i seemed to have acquired more lenses than i would like to have and need to sell. but like most people on here its hard to let go of certain lenses because they are so great and useful.

i shoot mainly cars and people/portraits/engag​ement/wedding type stuff... and food.

i also recently got offered to help out with real estate photography and take pics of houses inside and out. so a wide lens is a must.

at the moment i have for my 5d2...

- 24-70L
- 35L
- 50 1.4
- 85L
- 135L

and i found a great deal on a 17-40 locally so i might pick that up today.

ive been contemplating on getting rid of the 24-70L or the 50 1.4 or even both. i always hear that people with the 35L and 85L dont ever need anything in between. i just got the 85L today too so i dont even know if that true in my case yet. of course everybody is different. i dont mind changing lenses or taking all my stuff with me.

the 35L seems to stay on my camera 90% of the time. i use the 24-70L for all purpose walk around. if i get rid of the brick i still have the 50mm to fill that little gap.

out of all these i use the 24-70 the least and the 50 is next... but i do use them, its not like they sit in my bag and i want to keep them just to say i have them

i guess my real concern is the gap between the 35L and the 85L... maybe if i must ill just pick up a tamron 28-75 down the line. i heard theyre cheap and great little lenses




  
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Feb 27, 2010 13:40 |  #2

booja wrote in post #9694824 (external link)
...and i found a great deal on a 17-40 locally so i might pick that up today...

.... i just got the 85L today too ...

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Feb 27, 2010 13:43 |  #3

I'd lose the 50 and the 85




  
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Feb 27, 2010 13:51 |  #4

I'd lose the 50, get the 17-40 and be done, but maybe in some pain (financially)


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Feb 27, 2010 13:53 |  #5

don't even consider getting rid of the 135mm 2.0!




  
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Feb 27, 2010 13:57 |  #6

I'd say get the 17-40, keep the 35L, 135L, and either the 50 or 85L (whichever you use most).


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Feb 27, 2010 13:59 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #7

You are in a dilemma, I am in the exact opposite situation. Looking at your current collection I would think that the 24-70 should go in place of getting the 17-40. You then would have most of the range down, although I would bet the 50 won't get much use since you have the 35L and it is so close to the same FL. I have the 35L and it doesn't leave my camera much. How about this, I will trade you my 17-40 for your 85L. Fair trade right?? :)


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Feb 27, 2010 14:16 as a reply to  @ skater911's post |  #8

IMHO the best Real Estate lens would be the UWA 16-35mm L II.


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Feb 27, 2010 14:28 |  #9

I think for your purposes you'd want to consider getting rid of the 24-70 and 50 while picking up a 17-40. The question would be is there enough light in your real estate settings for the f/4 of the 17-40?




  
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Feb 27, 2010 14:56 |  #10

Seem like to me you need a 70-200 in ur sig!


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Feb 27, 2010 14:58 |  #11

How much do you want for the brick?


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Feb 27, 2010 15:01 |  #12

wait it out. patience is key.




  
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Feb 27, 2010 15:16 |  #13

I'd get rid of the 50 f/1.4 and hold off selling anything else until you see how much you use the 85L. If it doesn't get much use, sell it.


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Feb 27, 2010 15:41 |  #14

I have and use the 35L lots, also have the 85L and 24-70L. Each serve a purpose and I am finding I'm using my 24-70L more than I expected. As others have mentioned above, maybe try to sort out a good wide lens. I like my 16-35L as it's ok in lowish light but if I was taking shots of rooms in houses I'd be using a tripod so the 17-40L would be very good.

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Feb 27, 2010 16:27 |  #15

at the moment im thinking of selling the brick and the 50. or just the 50 and wait it out. and if for some reason i need a zoom walk around ill pick up the tammy 28-75mm they go for around 300 so its cheap compared to everything else i have. if i dont use it much than the cheap price justifies it. better than having a $1100 brick in your bag doing nothing

mrturtle wrote in post #9695140 (external link)
I think for your purposes you'd want to consider getting rid of the 24-70 and 50 while picking up a 17-40. The question would be is there enough light in your real estate settings for the f/4 of the 17-40?

yeah at the moment my house is pretty dark because the sun is on the side of my house now with no windows... i put the iso at 4000 just to see and my ss was at 250 so thats more than enough at 17mm. im sure i can put it at 1600 and hand hold it still

MinhThien wrote in post #9695267 (external link)
Seem like to me you need a 70-200 in ur sig!

i had a 70-200 2.8L.. sold it for the 135L. never looked back since. no regrets with that one

mckinleypics wrote in post #9695281 (external link)
How much do you want for the brick?

maybe 1075 shipped with paypal gift. it is in mint mint mint condition. i was a back up from a wedding photog. he had 2 bricks for just in case purposes and never used this one at all. it looks brand new




  
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